The Example Projects for Oracle Intelligent Advisor Series 2022 : Parental Leave Calculator

This week we take an in-depth look at how you can use the Parental Leave Calculator Example project to learn functionality and features of Oracle Intelligent Advisor. Now that we are more than half-way through this marathon series, it is worth reminding ourselves of why we are here – the example projects are excellent tools for learning the product and for selling the product and concepts internally and externally.

Each video (see below) in this series tries to highlight key learning points, important functionality and/or key areas where a demonstration can be made / can be enhanced if required.

There is a video code-along demonstration at the end of this article where we will look at the features mentioned below. So let’s get into the Parental Leave Calculator Example Project:

Time needed: 20 minutes

How to use the Parental Leave Calculator Project in Oracle Intelligent Advisor

  1. How to use the Parental Leave Calculator Project

    Have you ever had to ask for something from Human Resources? Perhaps a vacation request or similar? You’ll know that Human Resources – or Human Capital Management if you prefer – is full of processes and guidelines and procedures that must be followed. So it is a fertile ground for Oracle Intelligent Advisor. This demonstration project takes you through a simulated Parental Leave Request scenario and presents you with the results of the request at the end.

  2. What does the Parental Leave Calculator Project demonstrate

    The project showcases lots of fairly simple concepts and in fact this is a good learning opportunity for relative new-starters. The project shows basic ideas such as Screen and Control visibility rules, structured rules written in Word, Excel Test Cases, Form generation using Oracle BI Publisher Analytics Desktop and many more easy “wins”.

  3. Adaptation Ideas for Parental Leave Calculator

    As a direct result of the comments above, you can easily extend the interview using new logic and new rules. You can start simply by adjusting the dates, perhaps experimenting with the date manipulation functions you will see in the video below, before moving on to some of the calculations of the amounts of leave payments. The project does not have any entities so it is also quite simple to adjust as every attribute has a Global scope. Finally, the look and feel (as you can see in the screenshot above) has been lightly modified using the Styles dialog which gives you the opportunity to learn some the out-of-the-box styling options.

  4. Upsides and Downsides

    Once again this project – Parent Leave Calculator – is a really superlative springboard for new learners. In the video below we look at some of the main areas to concentrate on, and we pick out the interesting functions and rules used in the project so that you can learn from them. There is really no downside – it’s all good.

If you want to watch a code-along video with me to see how to make some of the changes listed, here it is. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel.


Author: Richard Napier

After 8 years in case management and ERP software roles, Richard Napier joined Siebel Systems in 1999 and took up the role of managing the nascent Siebel University in Southern Europe. He subsequently was Director of Business Development and Education for InFact Group (now part of Business & Decisions) for 8 years. He now runs Intelligent Advisor IT Consulting OÜ. Owner of, he also is Co-Founder of the Siebel Hub.

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